VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Four people are in custody in Lowndes County after a string of church burglaries dating back to the summer.
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office stated these four people were arrested:
- Virginia Ann Mixon, 41
- Kristie Diana Walker, 45
- Ethan Alexander Shackelford, 22
- Richard Matthew Burke, 33
LCSO said the four took mostly electronics and musical instruments from five different churches across south Georgia and even Florida.
A majority of the items have been returned except for a few minor things.
"As we quickly approach the holidays what we find, most burglaries, thefts anything of that nature is a crime of opportunity. So as we approach the holidays people just need to be aware of their surroundings," said Jones.
Jones said that these burglaries date back to mid-July.
All four of the suspects face multiple charges of robbery.
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